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  1. Here's probably my last completed model until after the Kickstarter haul arrives. He was originally supposed to be a winter gnoll, but my initial color choices for his fur just didn't work for that, so I went a different route. The base on this one immediately made me think of melting ice/snow, which is where the idea of a winter gnoll came from. I did stick with that on the base, and while I think the effect works, I'm not sure it was a good choice. I think the bright base draws a bit too much focus away from the mini itself. I may yet decide to see if I can turn it into some sort of dungeon stone/rock....thoughts? Thanks to those who gave me input over in the painting tips & advice forum; I'm pretty happy with the olive choice for the clothing. The face came out really good, and I can't take all the credit for that. Jabberwocky's paint job here was the inspiration. C&C welcome!
  2. What are you going to do for basing on the Bones KS figures? Litko? GF9? Secret Weapon? Nothing?
  3. Here he is! The grayscale troll, aka "I'm still in Kansas!" The colors are pure white, reaper pro blue black and vallejo dark gray. I'll probably still fiddle with some of the shadows and highlights-the skull still doesn't show up well in the photo. If anyone spots anything to fix please let me know. I sculpted the base (except for a few small rocks) and the bat is my favorite part!
  4. took a hint from buglips and took a crack at my bathalian, there's a spot over the gem on the staff I need to touch up, and I forgot to paint the eyes before taking these pic's.
  5. Working slowly through a bones troll. I realize this is antithetical to the Buglips process (and I eventually hope to speed things up when I get to the other nineteen), but I wanted to get a look at how the effect was working. Basically, I'm trying to blend the dark and the light green. Also trying to decide what to color his hair. Black isn't going to show up well, and I'm not sure what won't look horrible. I'm almost tempted to do a slightly greenish yellow. I haven't decided what I'll do with his boils. If I don't go for the yellow hair, I might give them yellow highlights. Or maybe yellow-white on the tips if I want it to look really disgusting. Blending is working best on the sides. Not so great on the arms and legs. Those maintain fairly solid boundaries. Somewhat improved, but you can see pretty clearly where the dark stops and the light begins. You'll notice basically nothing's painted yet except the skin basecoat. I just haven't figured out what all I want elsewhere yet.
  6. CashWiley

    Bethalian

    My second Bones project. WIP here
  7. Here's my latest paint job; I think he's my best work yet. 77011 - Dwarf Warrior A big thanks to CashWiley's WIP here for the L2PK5 dwarf. I don't have the L2PK's, but I followed along and used that as a guide. I'm a big fan of dwarves in RPGs, so I really tried to take my time on this one. I'm particularly happy with the eyes/face. I struggled a bit trying to do highlights with metallic paints. They just didn't seem to want to play nice with non-metallic colors for me. Maybe on my next armored mini I'll make an attempt at NMM. Nothing too exciting base-wise, but cleaner than my prior attempt with the ghost, I think. I tried a different camera setup this time, and I think I like these results better as well. Having some texture in the background makes the mini pop more. However, I think I needed to tone down the exposure just a hair, as this looks a little over-exposed (the background is darker than it appears). Also, it's humbling looking at these close up images. The mini looks so much more rough around the edges than it does in person. C&C welcome! Edit: Boy, the mold lines really stand out when zoomed in too. This weekend I'm heading to Hobby Lobby and picking up some of the plastic sanding files mentioned in another thread around here...
  8. Next up for me was the Cave Troll (although I didn't really paint him in a way that makes me think 'caves'). I had a bit of trouble getting base coat paint to stick to this guy (details here and here). Wren had an excellent suggestion, and after a bit of patching up, he's no worse for the wear. Lesson learned: make sure you're thorough when cleaning these guys. My goal with this one was to focus on the skin blending, and I'm happy with how it turned out. Yes, the base sucks, I don't care. My next project will be the Gnoll. I want to try doing a winter/white wolf type paint job on him. Adrift's paint job in the store is so ridiculously cool that if I follow a similar scheme I'm going to hate mine, so winter it is! Edit: See my post below about color saturation. I realized after posting this that my camera settings are adding a bit of extra color saturation, unfairly giving this guy better looking colors than it should.
  9. Hey Reaper - I know you have a great miniature gallery today - but it would be great if you created a new one, especially for Bones miniatures. Due to the crazy success of the Bones Kickstarter you're likely going to have a ton of folks who are new to the hobby, and want feedback on their work. Just an idea. :) Nick
  10. I recently received 400 plastic tiles for basing many of the Bones I will be receiving from the Kickstarter. Basing all those Bones Kickstarters After testing their durability when glued straight to the model and after pinning them, I decided to crack open my Werewolf and base him for real. After staring at the figure sitting on the plastic tile for a bit, I decided I wanted to mess with the stance of the creature and change the perspective with out really cutting and repositioning the limbs and such. I did make 2 cuts, one to free the front foot from the base and then other to remove some of the excess base now on the figure. When I had that done, I used a binder clip to hold the base to the plastic tile and play with the pose of the figure by moving the now loose foot to different spots and twisting the figure. The intent being that once I had the feet glued to the base I could use some hot water to allow me to change the pose of the miniature a bit. So after playing with the pose for a bit I glued the base where I wanted it. Marker allowed me to ensure I had it in the correct spot once I removed the clamp. As you can see I moved the right foot from its original position in front of the werewolf and set it back near his left foot. This made him stand up a bit straighter but not where I eventually wanted him. So here I decided he needed a forward anchor for his right hand. With some clay, I quickly made a rough tombstone and because it was narrow and not plastic, I made pins for it and glued it in front of the Werewolf. The sand will give the edges a bit of an eroded effect when I paint it. It's VERY fine sand from a beach in Virginia. It makes really nice smooth ground when applied with super glue. Before taking him for his really hot water bath, I adhered his right hand to the tombstone and added dug some claw marks away from his claws. Then off for his bath. After a short period in the really hot water he was pliable enough to move him into position. I pulled him out of his twist to the right a bit and pushed his torso lower. Then into an ice bath while I manually held him in place. He didn't seem to mind the cold but my fingers eventually had enough. Here he is standing closer to straight and with his tail adjusted. It being damned cold outside, I let him sit on the porch out back in a small pile of snow for a bit. Just to be sure. I filled in his base after he came in from the cold and was sufficiently dry. Next, I'll prime the base and tombstone and put to the test the claims I don't need to prime the actual figure.
  11. Atramagus

    Werewolf Pack

    Please forgive the really bad attempt at a light box; I was working with random materials around the house! I also tried using several different cameras. Sadly, the one on my phone seems to be the best I have access to. So, here's my werewolf pack. These are some of the first minis I've painted in the last 8-9 years or so. (technically they are the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th minis, but who's counting? :P) The first one was the rat from LTPK 1. Including the rat, these are the first minis I've ever experimented with fur on. Comments and critiques welcome!
  12. Ok, so kind of in between things and this dude’s been sitting on the desk for a while asking to be painted. So here goes my second Bones project. I call him the Bethalian because ‘Bathalian’ was mis-printed on the initial run of packaging. First I primed him with Army Painter black. I went a bit heavier than usual because even my base coats are thinned and, well, Bones don’t play that. Kind of wanted to try a black primed mini, I had done some orcs like that back in the day and also I’m starting to run low on white primer. I’m loosely basing him on a veined octopus, but after thinking about it I’m not sure I want to tackle that level of detail. Because they’re super detailed! We’ll see how it goes, I like the basic coloration anyway. So I based him in Bloodstain Red. Because that’s a nice muted red, I wanted to go for a nice muted green cloak. This will also accentuate the gold trim that’ll go on it. So the back of the cloak was based with Swamp Green and the inner cloak was based in Khaki Shadow. I wanted another green to work off the khaki lining, so I went with Olive Shadow. Then I based the gold with the darkest shadow instead of the usual Oiled base; there’s so much recess in the trimwork that I just wanted to lay the darkest shadow in there right away. As usual, my WIP pics aren’t real great for showing accurate colors even after tweaking the white balance in GIMP. They’re mostly to give a basic idea of what’s going on. Going to try to keep this one simple and relatively quick, about two hours just to do that very basic base-coating thanks to the black primer and a truculent Swamp Green.
  13. These are listed in the order in which I painted them. Purple Worm: Werewolf: Gnoll Warrior: I sure wish I hadn't messed up his face. Bugbear: I have no idea where his eyes are supposed to be. Ghost:
  14. I bought an extra Bones gnoll warrior with flail to convert to carrying a spear instead. Pretty simple conversion, I just cut the flail off above and below the paw and drilled through where the remaining haft was gripped in his hand being careful not to damage the fingers. Then I took a length of Evergreen brand plastic rod and forced it through the resulting hole. It gripped it so well that I probably could get away without gluing it at all but I did put a small drop of CA glue just to be sure. Then I drilled a hole in the tip of the pole. Next I dug up a piece of spikey frippery intended for a 40k Chaos Rhino and cut one of the spikes off. Then I drilled a hole in its base. I glued a pin made from a paper clip in the hole on the end of the pole and then glued the spike on the pin as a spear tip. This spear is pretty chunky but since the Bones gnolls are a bit larger than the gnolls I already own I am planning to use them as Fiendish gnolls to lead the others so I think it appropriate that he's carrying a massive skewering spear. At any rate, I'm pleased with the conversion and it took all of 15 minutes, including digging around looking for something to use for a spear tip. This conversion was easy enough and turned out well enough that I'm sorely tempted to pick up 3 or 4 more flail gnolls for conversion to spear carriers. On a side note, I only took pics of the finished product because I had a devil of a time getting the Bones material to show up with detail rather than as a white blob. The pics I finally settled on are still pretty crappy but at least you can see what's going on with the conversion. Ironically, I screwed around trying to get pics to post longer than it took to do the conversion.
  15. This was a fun one where I combined Airbrush with hand painting. Roughly 6 hours of work. The look of the fur is inspired by the striped hyena.
  16. Finally happy with where this is at.. hoping to get it out to the post office tomorrow for the recipient.. FYI the slime also glows in the dark..
  17. Finally finished the Bones Purple Worm. The base I made from rocks, sculpey and green stuff. I altered the position of the worm a bit to make it sit more upright. The bronze effect is walnut brown, carnage red and vallejo ocher brown. The weathering/tarnish is vallejo blue green.
  18. Ok, today I got my Reaper Bones, and painted my first miniature ever (Cave Troll)! So after painting it (with P3) I got my Krylon Matte Sealer ready, and looked up how to seal miniatures online. I read that I should use a gloss coat first, then matte. Now, as I only have matte, is it ok just to use matte sealer by its self, or do I really need a gloss coat? I have also read about "frosting." How can I prevent frosting?
  19. All of the purple on this one was applied with an airbrush. I'm pretty pleased with the speed painting effect. Overall time spent on this was 2 hours.
  20. So, this is obviously a WiP - I've got the base coats down, and most of the fur is pretty much done. I still need to add some washes/dry-brushing for highlights, and dirty up the claws/teeth. This is my second mini in at least 8 or so years, maybe more. I'll be posting my first as soon as my fiance finishes hers :P Sorry for the really bad photo - we don't have very good lighting in our apartment, and this was taken with my phone. If anyone has any good suggestions for a work lamp, it would be greatly appreciated! Preferably the kind that can clip to a desk, as I often work off of one of those TV trays C.c
  21. I've been head down painting for awhile. We'll start with the Ogre Chieftan.
  22. going to base him soon. Thinking about hitting him with a white glaze to tone down the shiny..
  23. I've seen a few threads about conversions of the Bones on here and the thought crossed my mind. "How well does the green stuff and various other modeling compounds work with the Bones material?" The Bones material has some nice qualities but I hope that doesn't present issues when we sculpt over the figure. I have the Bones Great Worm which I found at a local shop for a nice price. And I glued it to a base (2" tile from an architect's samples box I have) and the super glue worked fine. But are there other glues or epoxies we should avoid?
  24. SO, a few weeks back I posted that we had received a lot of Bones. That day, we received five truckloads. Full container trucks. Five. Here's a video Kit shot of us unloading. Now, this is just the first of 5 trucks, which itself is the first of 2 Boatloads coming our way. The important bit is that we have received all of the Vampire packages, and the only thing we're waiting for is the scheduled boatload with the 7 trucks of "Optional Rewards" Well, no. The important bit is that this video is kind of fun and cool and gives you a sneek peek at what our factory was like for a day.
  25. Picked up another Great Worm and a Minotaur at my FLGS today. Came home, washed them and scrubbed them with a toothbrush and dish soap and as I went to prime the minotaur I discovered the tail is glued on wrong leaving a big hole in the leg and the seam for the head is still shiny with glue and looks like it could use some filling. (In fairness, looking at the pics on Reaper's site, the head seam is a common issue) Thinking I might be able to cut the tail off and attach it to the spot where it should go. Or else I'll need to suck it up, fill in the hole and try blending it.. Thoughts?
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